Talent Program Manager

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 04, 2020
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Employment Type
Full Time

Talent Program Manager

About Northeastern:
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern's comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:
The Talent Program Manager will oversee the development, coordination, and scaling of the Roux Venture Lab's Startup Talent Programs at the Roux Institute in Portland, Maine. He/She reports directly to the Director of Entrepreneurship. The Talent Program Manager is integral in creating and delivering a world-class program that connects the Roux Venture Lab portfolio companies with top caliber talent that enables them to grow. A key piece of the role will be overseeing, iterating on, and scaling the Roux Innovation Associates Program. The Innovation Associate program is a one-year career development program for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, and community builders that immerses recent alumni in the Maine startup ecosystem with a goal of retaining Innovation Associates in Maine post program completion. The Roux Innovation Associates are creative, innovative, and entrepreneurially minded professionals who engage with resident ventures on multiple short-term projects while engaging in a self-discovery process to develop into effective, emotionally intelligent business leaders.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Develop, implement, and manage a comprehensive Innovation Associates recruitment strategy; promote program and recruit Innovation Associates throughout Northeastern's and partner universities' alumni networks
  • Partner with career and experiential learning teams across the Northeastern network to create a comprehensive onboarding and community-building program aligned with Northeastern's signature strengths in experiential learning
  • Facilitate small group and one-on-one coaching on relevant career topics
  • Coordinate events and activities that connect Innovation Associates with network partners and provide Fellows with exposure to the benefits of living and working in Maine
  • Scope potential, develop infrastructure, and scale program as part of the Venture Lab's long-term strategy
  • Assess and analyze program impact and learning by Innovation Associates in conjunction with the Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research (CATLR) and other internal partners
  • Develop and manage programs to connect startups with our broader partners
  • Develop and manage a talent connection event to connect Maine Startups with top caliber talent
  • Develop and Manage relationships with Mentor Networks in order to provide our portfolio ventures with connections to the best mentors and advisors

    A bachelor's degree or its academic equivalent is required, master's degree preferred, and a minimum of six years of professional work experience. Experience in higher education (admissions, advising, career services) or corporate learning and development with emphasis as a career coach, certification preferable.

    The candidate should possess prior experience working at a startup, accelerator, incubator or in a corporate innovation function.

    This position requires strong project management and short- and long-term planning skills. Excellent communication, interpersonal, career development and coaching skills are required with strong commitment to the success of all stakeholders. Ability to develop and maintain long-term, mutually beneficial relationships is essential.

    Candidate must have experience working with diverse stakeholders and a demonstrated commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace; a strong orientation towards collaboration and teamwork is essential.

    The candidate must possess strong technology competency, exercise critical thinking skills and sound judgment; be detail oriented and easily manage competing priorities.

    An ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours is required.

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    Additional Information:
    Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

    To learn more about Northeastern University's commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

    To apply, visit https://careers.pageuppeople.com/879/cw/en-us/job/504134


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